Israel to compensate victims of 'kite terrorism'

State of Israel to compensate farmers from Gaza Belt whose fields were damaged by firebomb kites flown from Gaza.

Reut Hadar,

Kites with firebombs
Kites with firebombs
IDF Spokesperson's Unit

Finance Minister Moshe Kahlon and Tax Authority Director Eran Yaakov decided on Tuesday to recognize farmers from the Gaza Belt area who are dealing with recent kite terrorism as victims of hostile acts.

In recent weeks, during the violent riots by Gazans along the border, the rioters have flown kites with firebombs attached to them into Israeli territory with the purpose of burning down fields belonging to Israeli farmers.

To date, these “firebomb kites” have caused damage of several million shekels, and it was decided that there will be no restriction on the amount of compensation to be transferred to the farmers in accordance with the damage caused to fields in southern Israel.

Hadashot TV reported that four farmers had already submitted requests for compensation in the amount of half a million shekels, and one of them has already received his compensation funds.

The Ministry of Finance and the Tax Authority have promised that once the claims for compensation are submitted by the farmers, the files will be processed within a few weeks.